Armenpress: Azerbaijani blockade of Artsakh and other criminal activities have resulted in increase in diseases




YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 27, ARMENPRESS. Due to the fact that the only road connecting Artsakh to Armenia has been blocked by Azerbaijan for 78 days, as well as due to the continuous stress caused by uncertainties and threats arising from Azerbaijani criminal activities, the indicators of a number of diseases and complications have increased in Artsakh compared to the same period of last year, ARMENPRESS reports the Ministry of Health of Artsakh informs.

"They include ischemic heart disease – 58%, cerebral palsy – 36%, birth complications – 11.6% and a number of other diseases.

Among adults and especially children, an increase in nervous and psychological problems is recorded, compared to the same period of the previous year, which was manifested by a 46% increase in children's visits to neurologists and psychologists, and a 47% increase in the case of adults.

Compared to the same period of the previous year, the cases of surgical interventions due to intestinal obstruction, which may be caused by a lack of some ingredients in the diet, have increased by 25%.